Alfred August Schneider
(1919 – 2012)
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alfred Schneider in the Ashcroft Extended Care Unit where he resided for the past five years – just one block from his daughter.
He is survived by his five daughters: Gwen (Glen) in Enderby, BC, Irene (Bill) in Ashcroft, BC, Freda (Sylvano) in Stony Plain, AB, Audrey (Mike) in Medicine Hat, AB and Shelley (Gary) in Edmonton, AB; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Alfred was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2001 and also by his most cherished dog, Keisha in November, 2012.
Alfred and Helen lived in northern Alberta (Dixonville and Grimshaw) for most of their working lives and then retired to Enderby in 1983. Prior to his marriage, Alfred served six years in the Armed Service, serving overseas during WWII. After he returned to Canada, he began his career as a heavy duty mechanic but also had time to pursue his idea of building a gangsaw and along with Harry Smith, saw this through to completion. They built and set up several different gangsaws in Alberta, BC and even one made it to France.
A celebration of Alfred’s life will be organized in the spring when Dad’s ashes will join Mum’s in the Enderby Cemetary.
Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements.